Category Archive: Doctor Birkedal

Jul 15

It Takes a Team

Any hospital surgery procedure will involve a whole team of medical professionals. Last week we blogged about the collection of electronic and medical devices that make modern surgical procedures so safe and effective. That is half of the story; the other part is the people who make those devices serve the needs of patients. If …

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Mar 20

Social Media as Medical Media

There was a time (not that long ago) when a doctor who posted on social media or placed a video on YouTube might have been criticized, even disciplined by a medical association. Times have changed! Today, the public can get a very good idea about drugs, surgical procedures and medical devices from Google and other …

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Feb 11

Insurance Coverage and Getting Approved for Weight-Loss Surgery

One of the most common questions a surgeon gets is, “Is it covered by insurance?” This is a major concern to people who are considering bariatric surgery (weight-loss surgery). Insurance companies often require that relatively high standards be met before agreeing to cover bariatric surgery cost. A conclusive answer to this question can be found …

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Jan 18

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Oct 25

The October Newsletter is Out!

Be sure to check out Dr. Birkedal’s October Newsletter!

Oct 18

Obesity and Mental Health

Obesity and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety are major health problems in the United States. Often there is a complex interaction between the two conditions. At times, this interaction is obvious; the adverse effects of mental health conditions like bulimia, anorexia or binge eating disorder are easily seen. However, the psychological problems …

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Oct 12

What about if I am not eating right?

Although there are a lot of extra treats around at this time of year, Dr. Birkedal reminds us that it is important to maintain a good healthy eating pattern amidst all the temptations.

Oct 08

Should I consider Weight Loss Surgery?

What are the options out there? Read “Weight Loss Surgery.”

Oct 06

What does Oral Health have to do with my weight?

Is Oral Health connected to your weight? Take a look at “Dental Hygiene and Chronic Disease” for answers.

Oct 04

Are there any advantages of Fiber?

What can Fiber do for me and my body? Check out “The Advantages of Fiber“.

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